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About Us

Est. 2015

Unfunded List, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit whose charitable mission is to educate the public about philanthropy. 

We help proposal authors. Our flagship program leverages an expert evaluation committee to thoroughly review hundreds of grant proposals a year. We also produce commentary (audio, video, written) about  philanthropy, grant-making, the nonprofit sector and related news. We host symposiums on important philanthropy topics as well as a regular series of events, summits, and partner webinars for evaluators and other proposal reviewers.

At Unfunded List we believe that great ideas deserve great feedback and that philanthropy can be inclusive by including more people.

Staff

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Dave Moss

Founder

Dave Moss helped launch of the Nexus Summit and the Media for Social Impact Summit (both at the United Nations), the “It’s On Us” Campaign (in partnership with the White House), as well as The Slingshot Fund, the film “Live A Little,” the play “Becoming Calvin,” and many artistic, activist, and legislative campaigns while working at great organizations like Atlas Corps, PVBLIC Foundation, and others.

When it comes to philanthropy, he understands the unique frustrations at both ends of the spectrum and founded the Unfunded List to provide philanthropy education. Dave curates our Symposia, hosts the highly-rated philanthropy podcast Open Door Philanthropy featuring dozens of lengthy, in-depth interviews with leading philanthropists and nonprofit professionals.  Dave is a proud Maine resident and a member of Temple Beth Israel in Waterville, Maine as well as Waterville Country Club. 

You can contact Dave at [email protected] 

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Margaret Chapman (She/Her)

Managing Director (On Sabbatical beginning January 2022)

Margaret Chapman has managed budgets from $50,000 to over $50 million annually including START International, Inc., the George Washington Cancer Institute, and various projects for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Most importantly, In 2017, she helped the Unfunded List successfully file for 501c3 status and serves as our director of finance and administration while providing crucial support to our evaluation committee. She is the Provost of Unfunded University and holds an MBA and MA both from George Washington University. You can contact Margaret at [email protected].

Stephanie Skryzowski

Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Skryzowski is a visionary Chief Financial Officer that helps purpose-driven leaders better understand and use their numbers to make smart decisions to grow their bottom line and their impact. She founded her firm 100 Degrees in 2015 after a decade-long career serving nonprofits around the globe, from Afghanistan to Haiti, Nepal to Malawi. She loves teaching purpose-driven leaders how to use your financials to create sustainability and increase your impact on the world at workshops and conferences. Stephanie is the creator of Master Your Nonprofit Numbers, an online course in financial management for nonprofit leaders, and The Entrepreneur’s CFO Corner, a membership program to help leaders take control of their finances and grow their businesses. She also coaches busy women entrepreneurs to build their businesses while creating a beautiful life with their families. Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University, focusing on management and finance.

When she is not crunching numbers, Stephanie is traveling the world with her husband and two young daughters.



 

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Founding Board of Directors

We are forever grateful to our founding board of directors who saw us through our formation and original program design process. All affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.

OUR STORY

In 2015, founder Dave Moss started the Unfunded List in order to harness the power of the honorable mention and to bring added attention, recognition and funding to ideas that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

We founded the Unfunded List with a simple mission: to provide feedback and recognition to unfunded grant proposals. What started as an informal effort to support social entrepreneurs with feedback has evolved into a vision of unlocking the value of an abundant and underutilized resource – well-conceived but unfunded proposals. There is no shortage of great ideas and potential solutions out there, but new programs need better support and the funding community needs a better way to identify and move new solutions forward.

Every submission receives detailed feedback on their proposal from our talented Evaluation Committee. Feedback could include introductions to other potential funders, suggested improvements to the proposal, potential partnerships, etc. and will be tailored to each individual application. Proposals from small nonprofits that have been submitted yet gone unfunded might also be published to the Unfunded List.

How does our feedback process work?

Unfunded change makers submit their best and most recent fundraising materials. 

We assign their materials to a hand selected team of evaluators from our Evaluation Committee.

We compile the team’s feedback into one comprehensive report for each submission.

We share the feedback reports with each participating organization and offer a follow up consultation with our staff about the feedback they received. 

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